—Geographic Information System, in which a lot of
information is disciplined, is a technique that makes life easier.
It is called Multimedia Geographic Information System
(MMGIS) due to the association with geographic information
of multimedia data such as text, audio, photo and video. The
system which appeal both to the eye and to the ear yields
cultural, scientific and popular benefits on the subject. In the
era of mobile communications, multimedia information system,
provided from the internet, will attract more attention from
tourists, and it will be used easily.
The tourism sector which has important cultural, economic
and social aspects should be addressed at large. Promotion of
countries and regions needs to be handled properly. The
promotion may be best realized through the internet
broadcasting and mobile phones. The system is expected to
contribute to tourism sector by providing access to visual
information easily, quickly, and in a quality way through
mobile technology. In this context, attempts have been made to
create MMGIS by handling Mevlana Mausoleum and the
environment in Konya as a sample application.
—Tourism information system, multimedia
geographic information systems (MMGIS), visualization, map,
multimedia and mobil phone.
F. B. Unel is with Map and Cadastre Program, Selcuk University,
Guneysinir Vocational School of Higher Education, 42190, Guneysinir,
Konya, Turkey (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
I. B. Gundogdu and S. Yalpir are with the Geomatic Engineering
Department, Selcuk University, 42031, Konya, Turkey (e-mail:
Cite:F. B. Unel, I. B. Gundogdu, and S. Yalpir, "The Impact of Multimedia Geographic Information System in Tourism," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 81-85, 2015.